Richard L. "Butch" Pinkney, 75, of Howland, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 9, 2018 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. He was born October 11, 1942 in Youngstown, the son of Thomas and Marie (Neal) Pinkney, and had lived in the area all his life.
A 1959 graduate of The Rayen School, Richard served in the U.S. Air Force. A member of the Elks Lodge and the VFW, he had worked as a welder, and enjoyed cards, games, travel, and his grandchildren.
Fond memories of Richard live on with his beloved wife, Betty E. (Caffie) Pinkney, whom he married November 7, 1988; six children: Stephanie Marie Pinkney Paul of California, LaSonya (Ray) Dyson of Youngstown, Karen Parker of North Carolina, N. Denise (Melvin) Kimble of Georgia, Anthony (Terri) Motton of Alaska, and Monique West of North Carolina; three step-children: Richard C. (Precious) Caffie of Warren, Robin D. Caffie of Oklahoma, and Tammy M. (Levon) Johnson of Pickerington, Ohio; seventeen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two aunts, Geraldine Ingram and Doris Neal.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his grandmother and grandfather; five aunts; two uncles; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Services are 11:00 am Friday, February 16, 2018 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home, with Pastor Elder Phillip W. Shealey officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call 10:00 to 11:00 am Friday at the funeral home.